Are you interested in a Public Health career? Well, the American Heart Association and AmeriCorps have partnered and launched HeartCorps.
Why is AHA launching HeartCorps?
Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, and many don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a silent killer that causes unnecessary and inequitable disease, disability and death, robbing us of precious time with loved ones. It can cause heart attacks, heart failure, stroke and other devastating conditions.
Under-resourced communities and those living in rural areas face the highest death rates due to hypertension. Making matters worse, rural communities face a critical shortage of health care professionals, including public health workers, which negatively impacts the care rural residents receive.
The AHA is committed to addressing these inequities and improving blood pressure control and cardiovascular health in rural communities throughout the US.
If you are interested in learning more, check out the link below.